Are you planning on attending the pride parade this Sunday in Vancouver? The main theme of pride is the demonstration of overwhelming acceptance and tolerance for individuals. This acceptance makes it appropriate to break the “dress code” for the festivities. With the slackening of fashion do’s and don’ts for this event, there are a number of ways to show your support through your clothing.
Many people like to wear the most outrageous outfits to pride. These crazy and often extreme costumes appeal to people looking to make a statement, and prepared to put shock value ahead of comfort. If this is your M.O, don’t hold back. Think rainbow Tutu’s, rainbow wigs, short shorts, bikinis, body paint and temporary tattoos. And remember, during pride there is absolutely no such thing as too much glitter. Nudity or barely there clothing is often a popular choice at pride parades; just be sure to consider comfort since you will be on your feet and surrounded by hundreds of people for a long day.
The media tends to focus on the crazy costumes or lack of clothing at the pride parade. But if costumes aren’t your thing, showing your support is easier than you than you think. Be sure to incorporate rainbow colours in your selection. If you don’t own something rainbow, wear at least three different colours from the rainbow, like red a hat, blue shorts, and a yellow top, the concept of a rainbow will be obvious and you’ll be showing your support.
If rainbow clothing doesn’t appeal to you, how bout trying this Straight But Not Narrow T-Shirt. This shirt shows your support, and is a great main piece of a more neutral outfit. No matter what you are wearing, make sure you grab a few rainbow flags and wave them with pride.
Pride is all about love, acceptance and having a good time! Make sure your outfit choices for this weekend support that frame or mind.